Thursday, February 16th, 2023
Sahara Challenge Continues For Bailey Motorhome
Attempting to prove it is only imagination that limits owners as to where motorcaravans can take you, Bailey of Bristol is about to undertake a Sahara Challenge
Baileys the Bristol based motorhome and caravan builder, in association with the Caravan and Motorhome Club, will once again be setting off on another inspiring intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure this March.
They last attempted to cross the Atlas Mountains towards the northern edge of the Sahara Desert in 2020. On that occasion was the expedition was halted for safety reasons following the arrival of Coronavirus.
This time their marathon journey will take 19 days to complete with the team likely to experience a range of potentially extreme road and weather conditions along the way.
This years ‘Sahara Challenge’ will start at the ‘World’s End’ in southwest Portugal, then continue through Spain and across the Strait of Gibraltar into Morocco.
Once in Africa, the team will travel south over the Atlas Mountains to the northern edge of the Sahara Desert before returning home.
The Team will be using a Ford-based Bailey motorhome (an Adamo 75-4T) Motorhome and a pair of Phoenix+ 642 caravans pulled by two Ford MS-RT Ranger tow vehicles and one to function as their home from homes throughout their travels.
As with all Bailey leisure vehicles, the ‘Sahara Challenge’ caravans and motorhome are built using the company’s patented Alu-Tech body shell construction system.
This award-winning technology creates vehicles that are more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to keep owners comfortable, safe and secure all year round.
To date over 75,000 Bailey caravans and motorhomes have been built using this method and are currently being enjoyed all over the world.
The Sahara Challenge vehicles will be driven by, amongst others: Simon Howard the Marketing Director at Bailey of Bristol and Nick Lomas the Director General, of the Caravan and Motorhome Club. An experienced team of specialist journalists including colleagues of ours in the Caravan Writers Guild will be reporting on the action and keeping the world advised of progress. These include Lee Davey Nigel Hutson, John Rawlings and Cameron Burns.
While we are not joining them on this adventure we will report highlights here and retweet the activities on twitter.